Have you ever used Airbnb to find or to offer accommodation? I read that apparently a lot of people are happy with their service, but personally I haven't met many who were satisfied. I tried it out myself a little while ago, looking for a flat to rent. As I don't want to "buy a cat in the bag", I tried to contact the owner and ask more questions about the place. I was also hoping to be able to have a look at the premises before paying booking fees and rent in advance. But on the Airbnb website everything is blocked. You can't talk to the owner, you can't even get a street name and have a look at the place from the outside or the neighbourhood.